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Wii U Gamepad Support Is Coming To PC

A group of talented hackers have successfully engineered the Wii U gamepad for full PC support.

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Gabenbrah938d ago

And this is exactly why I love PC gaming.

Einhert938d ago

non open source gamers seem pretty jelly judging by the disagrees

zeal0us938d ago (Edited 938d ago )

You love PC gaming because a group figure out a way to get the WiiU gamepad to work on PC?

I figure someone would love PC gaming because of mod support, cheaper priced games and or high-end graphics.

LAWSON72938d ago

mod support will be the thing to make this gamepad useful

Necro_559938d ago

Games are not cheaper on PC, there are just more frequent deals and specials.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory938d ago

TOO BAD you have to buy a Wii U for the gamepad
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

iSuperSaiyanGod938d ago (Edited 938d ago )

Or just buy a cheap one on craigslist ....

_QQ_938d ago

I think he has Wiiu already.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory938d ago (Edited 938d ago )

@lopez_josue

My post was just for him. It for anyone.

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@NeoTribe
Unless the said retail or someone selling it separately but not shipped units.

On Xmas Eve I saw a Wii U and Gamepad tied up in plastic at GameStop. No box no accessories or cable with it.

_QQ_938d ago

imagine playing pc games on the gamepad,That would pretty much make PC/Wiiu combo the absolute best combo of the gen.

ape007938d ago (Edited 938d ago )

i might come off as a troll, lose a bubble, get off topic but i gotta say this

PC is like fantastic painkiller, a real savior for fanboys to troll other consoles/owners they feel threatened/insecure by

Example 1: sony fanboys "I can buy Titanfall/gears on PC"......while they buy all multiplats on Ps3

Example 2: Nintendo Fanboys "u attack my wiiu huh, u think my wiiu is weak and have no 3rd party support, guess what, PC kills your nextgen" ...........while buying multiplats on wiiu and claim gfx doesn't matter and that there is no nextgen leap

yes people, we smell trolls miles away , we're not that dumb LoL

Qrphe937d ago

You're limited by the low res of the gamepad, but it's pretty good for playing emulators.

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RadioActiveTwinky938d ago

Well slap me silly and call my Suzy. Can't wait to get my dirty little hands on this mod/hack.
Some steam support maybe???

BlackWolf938d ago (Edited 938d ago )

If it streams the pc image directly to the GamePad, it should be possible to play Steam games on it, as well!

LAWSON72938d ago (Edited 938d ago )

Valve will not be backing this like something like Oculus Rift so I doubt it, not only because the product is not intended for anything except the Wii U and the thing is not even sold seperately. This thing having any use on PC will be done by hackers and modders not developers (except maybe some indie devs) or Valve.

Lon3wolf937d ago

Valve do not have to approve or endorse this at all, it is just a way of displaying and controlling games no IP infringement is being done. It is up to you how you display and control your Steam games. Yes support etc. will be shonky but if it works I am very interested as games like ff7 SHOULD look better on that pad than a 24" monitor.

Spurg938d ago

I wished it were for real...Nintendo will find a way to block this.

LAWSON72938d ago

Yeah because it effects them and Wii U owners so negatively.

MidnytRain938d ago

Yup. They're known for it. Didn't they try to shut down several fan projects related to Smash Bros?

RIP_Cell938d ago

why? people would have to buy a Wii U gamepad

Sniperwithacause938d ago

That is pretty nifty. Kinda off topic, but does any know when Nintendo are going to sell the game pad separate? It's been over a year now!

AKR937d ago

They only do that if you own a Wii U console and the controller gets damaged or lost.

It's very expensive to manufacture, you know. Besides; there are no games that support 2 Gamepads yet, so there's no incentive for them to do it anyway.

Sniperwithacause937d ago

I understand that, but the way my kids have treated the game pad since last Christmas is sure it is on its last stand.

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